SJ8397 : St Peter's Cross

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

This is 1 of 9 images, with title St Peter's Cross in this square
St Peter's Cross
St Peter's Cross
The Grade II listed LinkExternal link St Peter's Cross SJ8397 : St Peter's Cross was erected in St Peter's Square to commemorate St Peter's church which opened in 1788, but was demolished in 1907. The Portland stone cross by L C Howitt was removed in 2014 SJ8397 : St Peter's Cross and the site of the Cenotaph during the work of redeveloping the Square and creating new Metrolink platforms. It returned to the square in 2016 SJ8397 : St Peter's Cross, Manchester and now tramlines pass either side of the re-positioned cross. On warm days such as this some people are sitting on the steps to eat their lunch.

When it returned to the square there was a clear line of sight behind it looking down Lower Mosley Street SJ8397 : Looking towards Lower Mosley Street. Now a new high rise building, the Axis Tower, is under construction in the background. On the right is the Midland Hotel LinkExternal link On the left is Peter House LinkExternal link designed by the architectural practice of Ansell & Bailey and completed in 1958. It is clad in Portland Stone.
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 May, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 13 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Person (from Tags)
L C Howitt 
Date (from Tags)
2014  1788  1907  2016  1958 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8391 9789 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6492N 2:14.6339W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8393 9793
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Tram Lines  St Peters Square  Cross  Site of Former Church  Grade II Listed  Axis Tower  Midland Hotel  Hotel  Offices  Portland Stone 

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